Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 504 573 633
Rank change year-on-year +69 +60 -48
Contract jobs citing IPsec 247 320 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 2.55% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 237 156
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +17.65% -16.85%
10th Percentile £290 £314 £269
90th Percentile £700 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £429 £350
% change year-on-year +2.68% +22.43% -18.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 3
UK median hourly rate £42.42 £45.00 £44.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.73% +0.91% +48.65%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.70 £42.26
90th Percentile £67.50 £47.50 £48.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +1.12% +118.49%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,995 12,570 13,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.83% 12.82% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,001 7,573 8,213
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £183 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 597 675
UK median hourly rate £22.96 £18.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.44% +0.27% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.42 £12.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89% -15.56%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 219 £420 -6.67% 59
UK excluding London +89 172 £440 +2.68% 44
South East +53 70 £406 -4.97% 17
London +43 65 £400 -15.79% 16
North of England +44 38 £675 +35.00% 10
Midlands +54 26 £400 -1.84% 6
West Midlands +51 21 £450 +8.43% 4
North West +13 18 £675 +36.78% 4
Scotland - 14 £600 - 1
Yorkshire +35 12 £700 +40.00% 6
South West +11 10 £388 +1.97% 4
East of England +23 9 £286 -36.39% 6
North East - 9 £700 -
Wales +37 5 £440 +35.38%
East Midlands +25 5 £375 -6.25% 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 152 (61.54%) Cisco
2 131 (53.04%) Firewall
3 129 (52.23%) TCP/IP
4 121 (48.99%) BGP
5 119 (48.18%) DNS
6 108 (43.72%) VPN
7 103 (41.70%) WAN
8 94 (38.06%) LAN
9 93 (37.65%) OSPF
10 85 (34.41%) Cisco Certification
10 85 (34.41%) Security Cleared
11 79 (31.98%) MPLS
11 79 (31.98%) DHCP
12 78 (31.58%) SSL
13 75 (30.36%) CCNP
14 69 (27.94%) Linux
15 68 (27.53%) Juniper
16 67 (27.13%) VMware
17 62 (25.10%) HTTP
18 60 (24.29%) Cisco ASA
19 59 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 59 (23.89%) AWS
20 56 (22.67%) SC Cleared
20 56 (22.67%) Microsoft
21 55 (22.27%) Windows
22 52 (21.05%) EIGRP
22 52 (21.05%) Data Centre
23 51 (20.65%) Configuration Management
23 51 (20.65%) Internet
23 51 (20.65%) Wireless

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (14.57%) Apache
1 36 (14.57%) IIS
2 35 (14.17%) Jetty
2 35 (14.17%) Mongrel
2 35 (14.17%) nginx
2 35 (14.17%) Tomcat
2 35 (14.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.81%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 59 (23.89%) AWS
2 36 (14.57%) Amazon EC2
2 36 (14.57%) GCP
3 32 (12.96%) Azure
3 32 (12.96%) Google App Engine
4 10 (4.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 10 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.24%) Office 365
5 8 (3.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.43%) IaaS
7 3 (1.21%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.21%) Serverless
8 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.81%) GitHub
8 2 (0.81%) PaaS
8 2 (0.81%) SaaS
9 1 (0.40%) G Suite
9 1 (0.40%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 131 (53.04%) Firewall
2 129 (52.23%) TCP/IP
3 121 (48.99%) BGP
4 119 (48.18%) DNS
5 108 (43.72%) VPN
6 103 (41.70%) WAN
7 94 (38.06%) LAN
8 93 (37.65%) OSPF
9 79 (31.98%) DHCP
9 79 (31.98%) MPLS
10 78 (31.58%) SSL
11 62 (25.10%) HTTP
12 60 (24.29%) Cisco ASA
13 52 (21.05%) EIGRP
14 51 (20.65%) Internet
14 51 (20.65%) Wireless
15 50 (20.24%) FTP
16 47 (19.03%) Network Security
17 38 (15.38%) VLAN
17 38 (15.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.86%) MySQL
2 10 (4.05%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.43%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.02%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (16.60%) Jenkins
2 39 (15.79%) Travis CI
3 11 (4.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (3.24%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.02%) GitLab
6 5 (2.02%) JIRA
7 2 (0.81%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.40%) JMeter
8 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (13.77%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.88%) Public Sector
3 13 (5.26%) Finance
4 8 (3.24%) Multimedia
5 6 (2.43%) Banking
6 4 (1.62%) French Language
6 4 (1.62%) German Language
7 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.81%) Automotive
8 2 (0.81%) Law
8 2 (0.81%) Military
8 2 (0.81%) Retail
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 125 (50.61%) Network Engineer
2 24 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 17 (6.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (6.07%) Network Support
5 15 (6.07%) Support Engineer
6 13 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (4.86%) Analyst
7 12 (4.86%) Network Support Engineer
7 12 (4.86%) Site Engineer
7 12 (4.86%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 10 (4.05%) Architect
9 9 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.64%) Network Architect
10 8 (3.24%) IP Engineer
11 6 (2.43%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 6 (2.43%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (2.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.57%) .NET
1 36 (14.57%) J2EE
2 35 (14.17%) Servlets
3 29 (11.74%) 802.1X
4 10 (4.05%) SAML
5 9 (3.64%) Web Services
6 7 (2.83%) LDAP
7 5 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.21%) LAMP
8 3 (1.21%) Rendezvous
8 3 (1.21%) RESTful
9 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.40%) REST
9 1 (0.40%) SOAP
9 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 33 (13.36%) PKI
3 17 (6.88%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.24%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.02%) Replication
7 5 (2.02%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.21%) IPTV
10 1 (0.40%) Clustering
10 1 (0.40%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 69 (27.94%) Linux
2 55 (22.27%) Windows
3 27 (10.93%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.69%) Unix
5 9 (3.64%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.24%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.43%) CentOS
7 6 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.43%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.81%) Solaris
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.65%) Configuration Management
2 43 (17.41%) Open Source
3 42 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (16.19%) DevOps
5 32 (12.96%) Network Management
6 30 (12.15%) Network Design
7 25 (10.12%) SIEM
8 24 (9.72%) Change Management
9 22 (8.91%) ITIL
9 22 (8.91%) Migration
10 21 (8.50%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 18 (7.29%) Network Monitoring
11 18 (7.29%) Service Delivery
12 17 (6.88%) Network Virtualisation
13 16 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (6.07%) Load Balancing
15 14 (5.67%) High Availability
15 14 (5.67%) Incident Management
15 14 (5.67%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.41%) Java
2 9 (3.64%) Python
2 9 (3.64%) SQL
3 8 (3.24%) C
4 7 (2.83%) Perl
5 6 (2.43%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.02%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.62%) Java 8
7 4 (1.62%) Ruby
8 3 (1.21%) C++
9 2 (0.81%) C#
9 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (34.41%) Cisco Certification
1 85 (34.41%) Security Cleared
2 75 (30.36%) CCNP
3 56 (22.67%) SC Cleared
4 28 (11.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 28 (11.34%) CCNA
5 20 (8.10%) Degree
6 14 (5.67%) CCIE
6 14 (5.67%) CCIP
7 13 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.86%) CCDP
9 11 (4.45%) BC Cleared
9 11 (4.45%) CISSP
10 6 (2.43%) CCSA
10 6 (2.43%) CCSE
10 6 (2.43%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.02%) CEH
11 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.62%) GCIA
12 4 (1.62%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.05%) SLA
2 8 (3.24%) QA
3 6 (2.43%) SSAE 16
4 5 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.62%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.21%) NCSC
7 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (23.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (14.98%) Active Directory
3 35 (14.17%) Xen
4 15 (6.07%) vSphere
5 11 (4.45%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.62%) Docker
6 4 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.21%) NFS
8 2 (0.81%) PowerDNS
8 2 (0.81%) Samba
8 2 (0.81%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (18.22%) Puppet
2 18 (7.29%) Ansible
3 17 (6.88%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (4.86%) Nagios
5 10 (4.05%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (4.05%) Terraform
6 9 (3.64%) SCCM
7 8 (3.24%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.43%) Nessus
9 5 (2.02%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.62%) Consul
10 4 (1.62%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.62%) Opsview
10 4 (1.62%) SCOM
11 3 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
11 3 (1.21%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.81%) Grafana
12 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.81%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.81%) Salt
Vendors
1 152 (61.54%) Cisco
2 68 (27.53%) Juniper
3 67 (27.13%) VMware
4 56 (22.67%) Microsoft
5 41 (16.60%) Palo Alto
6 35 (14.17%) Google
7 29 (11.74%) CheckPoint
7 29 (11.74%) SolarWinds
8 23 (9.31%) Aruba
8 23 (9.31%) F5
9 17 (6.88%) Meraki
10 11 (4.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 11 (4.45%) Fortinet
10 11 (4.45%) HP
11 9 (3.64%) Oracle
11 9 (3.64%) Splunk
12 8 (3.24%) Infoblox
12 8 (3.24%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.83%) Qualys
14 6 (2.43%) Blue Coat